Getting started! Answered
Hello everyone, I just found this site last night and lets just say that i didnt get to much sleep!
A quick introduction about me. Im 24y old guy from sweden. I loved taking electronic stuff apart as a kid (not so much putting them back together) and i did some experementing in school but it soon faded. I then went on to become an electrician(house/construction installations) and have been working as one for 6 years now but never really went back into electronics. The last few years LED's has been getting big as the main lightsource in our homes but the comercial solutions aren't always satisfactory, hence my renewed interest in this. Only thing i've done outside of work is built some computers but never really modding. As if i didnt have enough to do in my spare time i now wanna get into this, so i have a few questions on how to get started:
- What basic tools do i need?
Soldering kit, precision screwdrivers, multimeter......more?
-What store is best for getting supplies/tools?
Is it ebay or do you prefer a specific company? Any site that is better/worse to use living in sweden? Also should i stock up on basic components or just get what i need for my projects?
-Is there any other communities that supplements this one?
Any Swedish sites perhaps?
-Anything else i should know before buying some stuff and starting?
Right know im mostly focused on mods involving LED and lighting in general. Suggestions about that?
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section but i didnt really find any better place. I know this might not be as exciting as the other questions in here but all input is greatly appreciated!
TLDNR: What do i need to know/have to get started modding electronics?